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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Is Two Weeks Away From Opening Its Newest Restaurant In New Jersey »

January 26, 2015 at 6:13AM PST | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

During grand opening week, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ will donate all sales from signature Freckled Lemonade® to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is two weeks away from bringing craveable gourmet burgers to Brick, New Jersey. Located at 1054 Cedar Bridge Road in Brick Plaza, just southeast of the John Davison Rockefeller Memorial Highway, the newest Red Robin® restaurant will open on Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. To help celebrate the grand opening of the new restaurant, Red Robin will donate all sales of its signature Freckled Lemonade® from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15, to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence In Germany's Capital With Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade »

January 26, 2015 at 5:48AM PST | Source: Sheraton Hotels

The World-Renowned Sheraton Brand Debuts in Berlin with 394-room Hotel
BERLIN - January 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it is expanding its footprint in Germany with the signing of the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade. The franchise agreement with Esplanade Operation GmbH, a subsidiary of Host Hotels & Resorts' European joint venture, marks the conversion of the existing Grand Hotel Esplanade to a Sheraton hotel. The hotel continues to be operated by EVENT Hotel Group, which also holds a minority interest in the property.
"We look forward to partnering with Esplanade Operation GmbH on this major conversion as we launch our iconic Sheraton brand in a vibrant metropolis such as Berlin...

The Bold And The Bluetiful: Wendy's Beguiling New Bacon And Blue On Brioche »

January 26, 2015 at 5:44AM PST | Source: Wendy's

DUBLIN, Ohio -  Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Honing in on one of the hottest food trends of 2015, Wendy's® goes blue-cheese bold to satisfy customers' cravings with its latest premium offering, the new Bacon and Blue on Brioche. The limited-time hamburger is packed with robust, artisan blue cheese – delivering a bluetiful meal option crafted with tantalizing tastes and ingredients.
Wendy's hones in on a 2015 food trend with its latest premium offering, the new Bacon and Blue on Brioche. Available for a limited-time, Wendy's new Bacon and Blue on Brioche features savory, artisan Wisconsin blue cheese crumbles, rich blue cheese herb aioli, spring mix, Applewood smoked bacon and 100% fresh, pure beef, all served on a toasted brioche bun...

Doodle Bugs! Ranks In The Exchange Top 50 List »

January 26, 2015 at 5:25AM PST | Source: Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers

January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // For the fifth year in a row, Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is listed on the prestigious Exchange Magazine's Top 50 List of Child Care Organizations in North America. Once again, Doodle Bugs! ranked the highest of all Western New York programs, making it a leader in educational child care in the region.
For over thirty years, Exchange has been chronicling the history of and trends in the early childhood profession. Exchange Top 50 Lists are now regarded as the Fortune 500 of early childhood. Doodle Bugs! is proud to be recognized by an organization that regards early childhood education with the same passion and dedication that is exemplified through our own curriculum, standards and faculty.
"We're honored to be ranked and be a leader in the growing early childhood education industry...

Slim Chickens Crosses Another State Line, Brings Better Chicken To Nebraska »

January 26, 2015 at 5:17AM PST | Source: Slim Chickens

Fast-Casual Franchise Brand Opens First Location in Lincoln through Multi-Unit Development Deal
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Slim Chickens, a leader in the "better chicken" segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be expanding its fresh chicken and unparalleled flavor to the Old Cheney area of Lincoln, Nebraska. The expansion is spearheaded by restaurant veterans and local franchisees, Bill and Stacie Hooks, who have long-standing roots in the Lincoln community and look forward to sharing the Slim Chickens experience with neighbors and surrounding communities.
Located at 5805 S. 58th St., the restaurant is scheduled to open on February 9, 2015 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. This is the first of five locations Hooks plans on opening in the Cornhusker State...

DQ® Treat Store Opens In Queen Creek »

January 26, 2015 at 4:50AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.
January 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Queen Creek, Ariz. - The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Queen Creek DQ® Treat store located at 20911 E. Rittenhouse Road #101. This location is the newest Dairy Queen location in a family of more than 6,400 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 1,975 square foot restaurant, which also features a drive-thru, employs a staff of 35.
The DQ Treat store in Queen Creek features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes, a wide variety of other soft-serve items and the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages...

Kitchen Tune-Up Recognized For Success In 2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List »

January 26, 2015 at 4:45AM PST | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Ranked #1 in the Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Category
Aberdeen, SD - January 25, 2015 - (PR.com) - Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Kitchen Tune-Up as #1 in the category of Kitchen & Bath Remodeling in its annual Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. It is the 21st year that the Kitchen Tune-Up franchise system has received the #1 in category ranking.
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list is the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of success. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Only franchise companies that supply full Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) or Canadian Disclosure documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing...

@Work Group Among Franchise Business Review's Top 50 Franchises »

January 26, 2015 at 4:40AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Staffing franchisor named to list of today's top franchises based on franchisee satisfaction survey.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 26, 2015 - @Work Group, a national staffing franchisor, was recognized on the Franchise Business Review 2015's Top 50 Franchise Opportunities. This is the second time @Work Group has received the coveted recognition.
In its 10th year, the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are the only franchise rankings based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, conducts thousands of independent surveys of franchisees across the industry and honors the companies with the highest level of satisfaction among franchise operators. More than 700 companies representing more than 200,000 franchisees compete for the recognition...

Filta Announces Chief Business Development Officer »

January 26, 2015 at 4:37AM PST | Source: Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) January 25, 2015 - The Filta Group, Inc announced today that Keith Segrue is joining Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions in the newly created position of Chief Business Development Officer.
Segrue, who has a long history in the Restaurant Service sector having driven growth for EcoLab and headed sales for Nasdaq listed Swisher Hygiene, Inc., starts with Filta in January 2015.
"We are delighted to have Keith join us as we continue to grow and develop national accounts for our Franchise Owners," said Victor Clewes, Chairman of The Filta Group. "His knowledge and depth of experience will be an asset for the entire business."
Segrue will coordinate strategic sales planning, program development and national account development for the business...

Mr. Appliance Ranks Among Franchise Times 500 »

January 26, 2015 at 4:33AM PST | Source: Mr. Appliance

Franchise continues growth in 2015.
WACO,Texas (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 - Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation.
Mr. Appliance was ranked at 446 on the list. "At Mr. Appliance, we are always striving to create a world class experience and making the Franchise 500 is affirmation of that mission," said Doug Rogers, President of Mr. Appliance.
The list honors franchisors that offer the best opportunities for success based on criteria such as financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of system. The rankings are decided based on data from 2014.
Mr. Appliance saw a successful year of growth in 2014...

Domino's Pizza® Prepares For Biggest Delivery Day Of The Year, Launches Tracker On Your Samsung Smart TV »

January 26, 2015 at 4:25AM PST | Source: Domino's Pizza

On Feb. 1, Domino's expects to sell more than 11 million slices of pizza, with 50 percent of sales coming from digital ordering channels.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Football players aren't the only ones who have been preparing for the big game on Feb. 1. Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is bringing its fan-favorite Domino's Tracker® to your Samsung Smart TV, just in time for the company's busiest delivery day of the year.
As the New England and Seattle football teams get ready for their biggest Sunday of the season, Domino's expects to deliver more than 11 million pizza slices and more than 3 million chicken wings nationwide on game day – nearly an 80 percent overall increase from a typical Sunday...

Celebrate Super Sunday At Twin Peaks Restaurant On Sunday, February 1 »

January 26, 2015 at 4:21AM PST | Source: Twin Peaks

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 - Twin Peaks, the ultimate sports lodge known for its rugged man-cave atmosphere and playful Twin Peaks Girls, will host a blowout Super Sunday watch party on February 1 as Seattle takes on New England in football's most exciting game of the year. One lucky guest will also walk away with two tickets to Draft Day in Chicago.
Twin Peaks is every football lover's ideal game day hideaway. Each Twin Peaks location features multiple high definition televisions visible from every angle so guests won't miss a single play. Twin Peaks has the perfect game day feast with dishes like the BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos and Spicy Buffalo Wings. No Super Sunday party would be complete without freezing, 29-degree draft beer served by the beautiful Twin Peaks Girls dressed in playful football-inspired gear...

Liniger Among Top 2015 Real Estate Leaders »

January 23, 2015 at 9:31AM PST | Source: RE/MAX

Annual Industry Rankings Recognize Liniger As Powerful Influencer
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER – Back in the role of CEO, Dave Liniger is named by industry insiders as an exceptional leader, recognized by the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) and Inman's list of 33 People Who are Changing the Real Estate Industry. Both sources cite Liniger's impressive impact on the real estate industry over decades, paying respect to the man who unquestionably revolutionized the industry and acknowledging Liniger's unprecedented tenacity during the 42-year history of the RE/MAX organization.
"It's always humbling to be recognized by your peers in an industry that you're so passionate about. But there's still plenty of work to be done and I'm excited to be working with great RE/MAX brokers and agents, even after 40-plus exciting years," says Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC...

Value Place Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Results »

January 23, 2015 at 9:06AM PST | Source: Value Place

Full-year Company revenue increases by 50.9 percent & fourth quarter system-wide same-store RevPAR increases by 14.3 percent
WICHITA, Kan. - January 23, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Value Place, the nation's fastest growing extended-stay hotel brand, today released its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results.
Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights:

The Company's revenue increased by 23.9 percent to $28.4 million as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013
Royalty revenue increased by 17.5 percent as compared to fourth quarter in 2013
System-wide hotel room revenue was $56.9 million, an increase of 17.6 percent over fourth quarter of 2013
Same-store system-wide hotel room revenue per available room (RevPAR) rose 14...

National Property Inspections Named A Top Franchise Opportunity Of 2015 »

January 23, 2015 at 9:00AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI is featured on Franchise Gator's Top 100 list
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce its inclusion on Franchise Gator's new list of Top 100 Franchises of 2015. Franchise Gator is one of the largest franchise and business opportunity directories in North America.
Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises of 2015 were carefully selected by measuring the quality of a franchise system over time. The rankings are based on a formula created from various parts of a franchisor's franchise disclosure document (FDD) and focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability...

Second Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens In Pittsburgh »

January 23, 2015 at 8:30AM PST | Source: Crowne Plaza

Renovated Hotel Offers Easy Access to Downtown Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh International Airport
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the 199-room Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree hotel, following a $4 million renovation by the ownership. At the closest IHG full service hotel to Pittsburgh, guests will enjoy modern décor and a host of preferred amenities designed to cater to the modern day business traveler.
Guests at the Pittsburgh hotel will experience the Crowne Plaza brand's new "Always On" enhancements that are focused on connectivity, wellness and productivity. The 24-hour business center features U-Connect, the hospitality industry's leading business center solution while new technology offers single Internet sign-on, free and reliable Wi-Fi, one-click secure wireless printing and easy access to power outlets and charging cords...

Edible Arrangements Names Havas Worldwide New York Creative Agency Of Record »

January 23, 2015 at 7:41AM PST | Source: Edible Arrangements

NEW YORK - Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Edible Arrangements has named Havas Worldwide as Integrated Agency of Record.
Havas Worldwide will produce traditional and digital campaigns and work on brand strategy for the fresh-fruit gift company, including a new campaign for 2015.
"Havas Worldwide combines the keen consumer insights, creative imagination, and digital savvy necessary to support our growing global brand," said Rob Price, President of Edible Arrangements. "Most of all, they are genuinely passionate about our business and the success of our talented franchisees."
About Edible Arrangements
Edible Arrangements is the leading online retailer and franchisor of stores offering hand crafted fruit arrangements, chocolate covered fruit and fresh fruit smoothies...

Le Meridien Debuts In Ohio With The Opening Of Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph »

January 23, 2015 at 7:26AM PST | Source: Le Meridien

Columbus' First Art Hotel Opens in the Thriving Short North Arts District, Featuring Exclusive Works from the World Renowned Pizzuti Collection and a Specially Commissioned Portfolio of Ohio Art
COLUMBUS, Ohio - January 23, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph. The highly anticipated new hotel opens in Downtown Columbus at 620 North High Street, in the vibrant Short North Arts District. Owned and developed by The Pizzuti Companies and managed by Wischermann Partners, the new 10 story hotel has been designed by renowned Miami-based firm Arquitectonica to complement the unique historical aesthetic of Columbus' Short North neighborhood...

Cousins Subs® In Appleton, Wis. Supports Those In Need »

January 23, 2015 at 5:29AM PST | Source: Cousins Subs

Restaurant Makes Monetary Donation To Fox Valley Warming Shelter
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // APPLETON, WIS. – Cousins Subs® located at 706 W. Northland Ave. in Appleton, Wis. recently donated approximately $838 to the Fox Valley Warming Shelter (FVWS), which provides homeless men and women with life’s basic needs - shelter, food, clothing and safety - along with referrals to local resources to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
Funds were raised through the restaurant’s "Stuff the Stocking" fundraiser that ran throughout the holiday season. Supporters were able to purchase paper ornaments for $1 or stop by the restaurant’s donation night event where 10 percent of proceeds went to FVWS.
"As a member of this community, I feel it is imperative to come together to help those in need," said Kim Seidler, owner of the Northland Avenue Cousins Subs...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Presence In Vermont And New Hampshire »

January 23, 2015 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced the merger of Lang McLaughry Real Estate, which has 15 offices throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, and Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty, which has three offices in New Hampshire. The combined company will be operating as Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.
Simultaneous with this transaction, the combined company has acquired Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty, which has five offices across Vermont. A total of 22 offices across Vermont and New Hampshire now will operate as Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.
"Lang McLaughry was established in 1959, bringing an established reputation built over 56 years for service and excellence in the community, and Four Seasons and Vermont Country Properties are both highly respected companies with a similar focus on service excellence...



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